Line-up and venues announced for Preston MAPS Festival 2012

Posted on - 14th August, 2012 - 8:10am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston News
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Chloe and Sam will be performing at the Mystery Tea House as part of the festival

The train station, market and and a tea shop will be just some of the venues used as part of a one-day contemporary arts festival.


MAPS Festival, part of the Guild celebrations, will featured acts from Preston and beyond showcasing some cutting edge theatre, art and film.

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Starting at 12.40pm on Saturday 8 September and running through until 6.30pm it will be a burst of sound and colour at eight venues in Preston.

Artists performing at the event have been featured at TATE Britain, on BBC 1, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 1.

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Artist Nicola Smith will bring her quirky show to Preston

We’ve been featuring all the acts on Blog Preston over the last few weeks, but use the programme embedded below to get a flavour for who is coming up at MAPS.


Here’s our previews of all the acts taking part:

Stace Constantinou – Transition Thoughts
Kendrick and Birchall
Chloe & Sam – Hamster in the midst
Leo Olamerino – I’ve been waiting for you
Four Cats Theatre – The folly of painting walls
Nicola Smith – The Evente
Small Things – You tell me yours
Jojo Townsend – The wow project
Rebekka Platt – Raven/Tulugaak
Catherine Shaw – Autobiographical installation
Andrew Brooks
Elsa Washington – Talise
Suzanne Hollens-Riley – The Changing Mind

View the full programme below

MAPS Programme

The festival is also on the lookout for volunteers to help at venues and to also help document the event through photos, video or words.

Visit the MAPS website for more information or email

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